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our first panel, starting tonight immediately left and neil mcbride, united states attorney for the eastern district of virginia. appointed by president obama previously served as the associate deputy attorney general in the department of justice and several other senior government roles. moving to niels left we have kenneth wainstein, former homeland security adviser to president bush prior to the assistant attorney general for national security in the department of justice. and innocent surgery for the district of columbia. then run out our panel, my far left, the honorable james robertson, retired as you know states district judge for the district of columbia, appointed by president clinton in 1994 answered for him on time on the foreign intelligence surveillance court. thank you very much all three of you for coming. we'll start with each panelists, making some remarks and then we'll move on to questions. neil. >> karen, thank you for putting this panel together and thank you for inviting me. i've been in
the first responders who will have to assist new an emergency. >> reporter: president obama has this advice for those living in the storm's path. >> you need to take this very seriously and follow the instructions of your state and local flits because they are gonna be providing -- officials because they will gonna be providing you with the best details on how to deem with the storm in the coming days. in a live look this morning at the atlantic ocean, just how choppy and how rough things have gotten. we just got word from the national hurricane center that hurricane sandy has yet intensified. it's now up to 90 miles an hour as far as the wind speeds go. folks really just -- taking caution and staying wherever it is safe indoors. back to you. >> hope you are safe out there, too. thank you, rene. >>> meanwhile, cancellations of the airlines have stranded passengers all over the world. we'll tell you how much air traffic is being affected at san francisco international airport and why san francisco could see delays even if they are not flying to the east coast. we'll continue to track the pat
announcer ] the endlessly customizable 2013 smart. >>> president obama has signed disaster declarations for new york and new jersey and emergency declarations for many other states. he was briefed on the crisis in the white house situation room earlier today. we're showing you a photo there. and then he paid a surprise visit to a red cross office here in washington, where he ordered a streamlined federal response. >> my instructions to the federal agency has been, do not figure out why we can't do something. i want you to figure out how we do something. i want you to cut through red tape, i want you to cut through bureaucracy. there's no excuse for inaction at this point. i want every agency to lean forward, and to make sure that we are getting the resources where they need, where they're needed, as quickly as possible. so i want to repeat, my message to the federal government, no bureaucracy, no red tape, get resources where they're needed, as fast as as possible, as hard as possible, and for the duration. >> the white house says the president has canceled campaign events tomorrow and
. by also say i find it a little distressing when the president has secretary of state hillary clinton stand up to take the blame, a leader takes the blame. someone should be held accountable, it should be president obama. i really was disturbed when he had hillary clinton stand up and take the blame. that's not what a leader does. >> you want to respond to that at all? hochul: we agree on how the situation was handled. we must in watching different debate. i remember the president the united states take responsibly for those actions. >> go ahead spent we will move onto the next question and that is for mr. collins. super pac ad was released recently claim you fired one of 50 workers at buffalo china but several sources have criticized this had called it false. now, the question is, do you hold your opponent responsible, or can can this be held responsible engine for super pac adds that are made on their opponents behalf? collins: , i'm glad you brought this up. she's running wild. in fact, i save 245 jobs if ms. hochul with just a privacy and go china. i was lauded for a good step in into t
barack obama wins a second election. your opinion? thank you. >> i'm not a political guy. don't care for that question. marathon, i like. let's go to rob in florida. rob. >> caller: jim, a florida state happy halloween. booyah! >> caller: my stock is ssys. >> yeah, you know, we looked at this company before. it's digital manufacturing. i am not going to opine on it. i've got to do more work on it. i'm not fresh enough on it. i promise you, i'll get back. matt in new york. matt? >> caller: yes. hi, jim, i want to give you a big boo-yah from up state new york. i appreciate you very much. nye capital management. >> this is tough because mike farrell is no longer at the helm, but they assure me that the group that are running it now are excellent, that's after i said i'm a little nervous because mike is not there. mike unfortunately passed away. but the team is a good one. no need to sell. no need to sell. let's go to greg in mississippi. greg? >> caller: thank you for taking my call, mr. cramer. quick question, nordic american tanker, nat. >> you can't be in the tanker stocks. there's s
on the fronts? jackie deangelis has some of the stats with us. >> that's right, joe. president obama met with new jersey governor chris christie yesterday. the president touring some of the worst hard hit areas of the jersey shore saying 2,000 fema personnel are on the gloupd rou affected states. at least 74 people have died in the u.s. as a result of sandy. most of them from new york and new jersey. still 5.6 million customers in the dark. and it may be ten days before the hardest hit areas sea power restored. more than 19,000 flights were canceled because of sandy, but stranded passengers have something to be thankful for. newark and jfk airports were back in business yesterday and delta and american airlines are scheduled to resume a limited number of flights out of laguardia in about 30 minutes. the mta is also getting back to business with new york city subways offering limited service starting today. the m tcta is waiving all fees until tomorrow. so good news there. >> we're looking for any good news so thank you. the eye of hurricane sandy has hit the jersey shore hard. it wiped a
] >> i'm tired, i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >> that's why you're crying? oh. it will be over soon, abby. okay? the election will be over soon, okay? [ sobbing ] >> okay. >> oh.... >> we feel her pain. abby lives in the battleground state of colorado and it was posted on youtube. it's cute. >> no kidding. >> every time you see the ads don't you want to cry sometimes? >> sometimes. [ laughter ] >> maybe a little bit. >> it is 6:53 now. >>> after the break we'll take a final check of your top stories. >> including relief for local homeowners, the help they are getting paying their mortgages and how you can help too. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, about five million homes and businesses still don' >>> well, this morning, sandy is blamed for at least 74 deaths in 10 states. about 5 million homes and businesses still don't have power. in new jersey, there are tens of thousands still stranded in their homes. in new york, some subways started running again this morning. >>> san francisco police are thanking social media for leading them to a suspect who smashed a muni bus wind
compared obama to hitler orders anti-obama rhetoric read from the pulpit. hum. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: maryland which just a month ago appeared poise to be the first state in the country to back gay marriage now has changed. the change appears to be driven by black pastors in maryland. this particularly wrangles me out here in california that it's because of all of this mormon money. it was in memos that that was the plan was to try to divide blacks and gays. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: backers of the measure say no religious organizations would be forced to give same-sex couples the right to marry. so they are hoping that people understand that. frank schubert it's that guy, who is leading the charge as well. that's what they do divide and concur. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: how about this voter purge in indiana goes overboard. he started getting calls from early voters who said they had been turned away as ineligible. they said to clean up their roles. >> purge >> stephanie: many involved names who were dead incarc
. >> i know that the obama folks chanting four more years but our chant is this, five more days. >> reporter: the poll out this morning shows romney with a two point lead nationwide but some other state polls in swing states show the president continuing to hold onto his leads. reporting live from washington dc. >> all right. there are new report that as many as half of all california voters will vote by mail. requests for mail in ballots this year, top those in 2008. that's when 40% of voters voted by mail. that means some of the closest races may not be decided until days after the election. mail in ballots take longer to count because the signature on the envelope has to be compared the one on the voter card. >> the sister company of the pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak has announce a voluntary recall of all it's producks. they say no problems have been reported but it's complying a fda request to improve its testing process. officials warn the recall could lead to a shortage of medication. they have the same owners as the center that sent out sterioded linke
awhile to figure this out. thank you so much. some new video coming in, president obama meeting with red cross volunteers. imagine the red cross is extremely busy and driven thousand people, twenty thousand meals have been served. take a live look right now. >> listen to your state and local officials, follow instructions. the more you follow instructions, to make sure they're dealing with two emergency situations. the better individual family they're prepared for the situation the easier it is to deal with it. next i want to talk about the extraordinary hardship we have seen for the last 48 hours. fox and prayers go to of -- those who lost loved ones. there have been fatalities as a consequence of hurricane sandy. we counted up all the fatalities at this point and obviously this is something that is heartbreaking for the entire nation and we certainly feel profoundly for all the families whose lives have been upended and will be going through tough times over the next several days and perhaps several weeks and months. the most important message i have for that is america is with you. we
the economy back on track. cheryl: listening to comments from president obama from the white house. he left the campaign trail in florida and headed to washington to talk about the federal response and the conversations with every single governor of the state, 25% of the nation's population being affected by this storm at this point. let's bring back in chief meteorologist, i know you and dennis were having a conversation. >> it is moving west, northwest. when the wind starts to abate it does not just come back from the northwest and blow the water out, keeps coming from the south and southeast and strong levels all night. if you look at atlantic city tied it isn't going down. it has come down off its peak, above the normal high tide at low tide. high tide at atlantic city, that at 8:00 tonight will likely be 12 feet above what it is supposed to be so old atlantic city is going underwater. this goes for new york and connecticut coast. people will be underwater for 12 to 24 hours, just the depth of the water you have to be concerned with. i believe we are going to easily record-breaking type
already out. rich edson joined us with the very latest from d.c. rich: president obama wrapping up a meeting with emergency responders, fema, homeland security, he says the federal government is prepared. they have food and water position all throughout the eastern united states ready to respond where they are needed. this is a big storm and telling us here in the northeast pretty much what we do not want to hear. >> transportation is going to be tied up for a long time. probably the most significant impact for a lot of people, in addition to flooding, will be getting power back on. we anticipate there will be a lot of trees down. a lot of water. rich: he does not anticipate there will be any impact on the election. governor romney has changed his campaign schedule. back to you. ashley: rich edson indices. thank you very much. the new york stock exchange closed today. it is closed tomorrow as well. we almost had electronic trading opened today. why wasn't it. charlie gasparino continues that story next. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen anjeremiah. they don't know it yet, bu
. >> if we are talking about an election that comes down to a state or two that decides the electoral college, we are likely to see every aspect of the voting and registration system taken on by the parties. >> it's one of several scenarios facing president obama and grand rapids. >> you could have romney winning the popular vote but losing the electoral vote. >> 270 electoral votes are needed to clinch the presidency but in another hypothetical, george condon says both candidates could fall short. >> if you have the right combination of states breaking, you could have an electoral vote tie of 269-269. >> that would leave the decision up to conditioning. >> we start pushing into relatively unknown territory of the house of representatives the president. >> if the house keeps its republican majority, mitt romney be favored to win the white house but the senate elects the vice president and if that stays in democrats' hands, joe paterno -- jacoby brissett would probably be their pick. a romney-biden administration? most say it's unlikely but not out of the realm of possibility. >> new york mayo
, about a year after obama took office, three things happened. the first was from the united states supreme court. and i think no person in the united states that i can think of has benefited more from the supreme court than karl rove. two decisions. when, in 2000 obviously with the bush versus gore which put is candid in the white house. number two, in 2010, citizens united decision, and that opens the floodgates fur contribution, unlimited contributions, in many cases from secret sources with no transparency whatsoever that is just unprecedented in history . the second thing that happened was michael seal running the republican party, and he is sort of running into a ditch. he could not raise a dime, and came seven early in 2010, you may recall there was a revelation in los angeles to the republican national committee had been entertaining its donors had a lesbian bondages the minister because of -- club. and for the party of family values this did not work too well, so they could not raise a dime. this gave wrote his opening. so it april he had a luncheon at his house in washingt
for debate. and about an hour, united states ohio senate. a little later, first term of the schilling squares off among sherry. and as we look at live pictures and the white house, president obama has received his daily briefing, he continues working on relief efforts for hurricane sandy, about 350,000 people are without power in the metro washington d.c. area. early voting has already been cancelled and the district and in maryland. and extended by an extra day. we are learning the president will stay here in washington tomorrow to monitor the response to the hurricane, to ensure all federal resources continue to be provided. presidents will not take part in campaign even said had been scheduled an ohio tomorrow. he pulled himself off the campaign trail for now, canceling all appearances. though clinton will be campaigning for the president today. his total to hold a rally in minneapolis at the university of minnesota. in other event today in duluth. mitt romney is taking place in stark relief efforts in ohio. paul ryan is holding informal greetings in wisconsin. the romney campaign announci
, see that live at 2:15 eastern also on c-span. a little bit later the focus will shift to state races with a debate for candidates to represent rhode island's 1st district. watch that debate live at 7:30 eastern on c-span. and finally president obama is back on the campaign trail. we'll have him live from the university of colorado at boulder, and that's at 9 p.m. eastern. c-span will have that too. >> i regard medicare as not just a program, but a promise. i was raised by my grand apartments. i got to see how medicare worked at a very young age, and it is -- they paid in throughout their working lives. we have to strengthen and extend its solvency. but i would note that tommy thompson supports a program to replace traditional medicare with a voucher. send people off to the private health insurance world with a piece of paper that doesn't keep up with costs. tough luck, it's out of their own pocket. shifting costs to severes as was the sweetheart deal with the drug companies, it's the wrong policy. >> medicare, ladies and gentlemen, is going to go bankrupt in the year 2024. i do not w
network, c-span. a little bit later the focus shifts to state races with the debate between candidates to represent rhode island's 1st district. you can see live coverage at 7:30 eastern also on c-span. and finally, president obama is back on the campaign trail. we'll have him live from the university of colorado in boulder, and that's at 9 p.m. on c-span. >>> you're watching c-span2, with politics and public affairs. weekdays featuring live coverage of the u.s. senate. on weeknights watch key public policy events and every weekend the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedules at our web site, and you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >>> up next, part of a recent conference from detroit focusing on manufacturing technology and entrepreneurial activity in u.s. urban areas, techonomy detroit was a one-day conference in mid september at wayne state university. this portion of the conference includes a panel on do-it-yourself manufacturing and remarks by ben kaufman, the 25-year-old founder and ceo of quirky, a consume
this >> reporter: president awoke monday in orlando for what was supposed to be a one-day three-state blitz alongside former president clinton. instead, he and aides called an audible and they headed back to washington to focus on the storm. at the midday briefing mr. obama insisted the campaign was not on his mind. >> i'm worried about the impact on families, and i'm worried about the impact on our first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. you know, the election will take care of itself next week. >> reporter: meanwhile, for much of monday mitt romney tried to walk a fine line, balancing campaigning in ohio and iowa with compassion for storm victims. in ohio he appealed for americans to put politics aside. >> we've faced these kind of challenges before, and as we have, as soon as americans come together, and this looks like another time when we need to come together, all across the country, even here in ohio. >> reporter: still, romney did not entirely abandon politics. >> the people of the entire nation are counting on ohio because my guess is --
and some specialty services. >> what if obama care was rolled back, how disruptive would that be? >> to our business and our strategy, it would have a limited impact, our focus is really on services in the united states, as well as outside the united states, there would be some transitional changes and spli compliance rules and regulations. >> i love that, david, you know, good things happening, has it been because of it? well it hasn't really been an impediment. david, thank you, we appreciate it. >> thanks for having me this morning. >> when we come back we'll talk about the controversial call for mayor bloomberg on the marathon and we'll get the jobs number in the 8:00 hour. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. >>> the new york city marathon will go ahead this weekend and at this point they're saying it's going to be dedicated to the victims of sandy but that decision has come under scrutiny by the very victims it's supposed to be benefiting at this morning. brian shactman has more on the story. brian? >> re
the policy involved is wrong. the misconception that because i supported president obama, they agree with him 98% of the time. i don't agree with my mother 98% of the time. much less the president the united states of america. i was disappointed when the president wouldn't support my spending cap. he was disappointed when i didn't go along with cap-and-trade. i was disappointed to refuse to quickly approve the keystone pipeline. there are differences. what i try to do as a member of the united states senate think about missouri people, and i don't worry so much about whose idea it is whether it's a republican or democratic idea. i don't worry about whether the leader is mad at me. i had time out in my caucus many times. especially when i was going after the appropriators on earmarks. i think the misconception that congressman akin is anxious to put out there that somehow i'm doing the bidding of my party or the president when i'm trying to do the bidding of missouri people. >> >> moderator: thank you. akin: destroy a chance to respond? >> i department say she agreed with president obama 98% o
felt the same way. make your voice heard. vote. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. and this is maryland. teacher: this is west virginia, pennsylvania, delaware. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million gaming at casinos in these other states. question seven will build a new casino and bring table games to baltimore... generating hundreds of millions for schools. and that money has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. >>> welcome back. you're look live at rehoboth beach, delaware, where the waters are rising. some have already hit the store fronts. this is high tide just a few minutes ago. >> the beach is already underwater for all intends and purposes. waves have been crashing up on to the boardwalk, erika gonzalez has been telling us. the town has been evacuated. people are not allowed to drive in the state of delaware at this hour. and don't know when that will be, when that will change, when the governor will let
for president of the united states? >> go obama. >> yeah, i will take a pass on it. thank you very much for all of your attention, for making sure you asked the right question when you go home tonight. we appreciate that you take responsibility. you will be a great friend to your class mates and good family member and good citizen of san francisco. thank you very much. good job, you did great. >> great in your uniforms as well. >> we are uniforms as well. >> love the stars they are all wearing. >> for third grade, very attentive. thank you for letting us come into your class room. you can ask questions or continue with the story. whatever your teacher would like. >> ask questions if you'd like. this is an opportunity. >> how old are you? >> how old am i? can you guess? >> 95? [ laughter] >> can you not guess! [ laughter] >> only third grade. >> close, close. i'm 60. and she's 48. >> in between. [ laughter] >> i was -- so you will remember this, i was born in the year of the dragon. >> oh yeah! that is how i have fun when it comes to numbers and it comes to age. >> we all have different jobs. we
's campaign is running out of steam. meantime, president obama also hitting sechbl states between now and election day with the closeness on ohio. he will be in ohio every day until voters head to the polls. the president making his closing argument and focusing on that must-win state. he is also picking up a key endorsement from new york mayor michael bloomberg. earlier in the week he said they were too busy to have a presidential visit. >>> tracie pots for us in washington. thank you. >>> more political news for you. missouri senate candidate todd akin gained national attention for the legitimate rape comments. now he's got an ad with two women talking about of all things rape. >> my name is kelly, i'm a full-time student, a mother. i'm a woman who had an abortion. i've been raped in my past. >> the reason that i'm voting for todd and i'm so proud of him is that he defensds the unborn. >> paul ryan has been busy on the stump trying to shore up swing state voters while saying just how tough he and romney really are. >> we can't keep doing this. look, mitt romney and i can handle what
state, and it seems like it will stay a blue state. it's still close obama on average just three points. the unemployment in nevada is just under 12%. in a sense the president shouldn't even be competitive. >> cenk: but the demographics are huge. >> yes. >> cenk: when we come back, the elbow of the day. i'll give it away, it's on an republican head. but who is delivering it when we return. informed electorate. s [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: if there is one thing we know, it's that the republicans are better at handling the economy right? they say it all the time. wrong! let's take a look at how democraticdemocratic and republican presidents have done over the last six decades. democratic president 4.2% growth for the economy and republicans, 2.6%. they're worse than handling the economy. when are people going to get that through their head. one guy who knows that, bill clinton. >> what new ideas do we bring to washington? i always bring an one-word answer--arithmetic. >> cenk: how about stock market. that's where the job creators are, under the democratic parties, since 1913, 12% gr
. you can tell that both the obama and romney campaigns are just pouring money into this state. every time you turn on the radio, you hear one of their voices. every time you turn on a television, there is an ad. it's insane. there are signs everywhere, and people are energic and excited about the campaigns. >> jennifer: are the folks that you're meeting are they aware of how special they are, how vital their votes are and that their votes count for thousands of others? >> in south colorado, you can tell representative gutierrez said look, obama sent me here for a reason. he didn't send me here to talk and hang out but because you're going to determine the outcome of this campaign, and colorado voters know that. >> jennifer: do you have a sense right now that they feel a difference in the president in in 2008? >> from the voters that i talked to it seems that their problem is not necessarily with problem. it's more about washington and how polarized the politics are. people are sick of the stalemate and they're ready to move on and hoping for change in the next four years 12,347 how o
, the next to last free states radio, the next-to-last independent newspaper raising hell, the next-to-last independent bookstore with a mind of its own, the next to last leftie looking for obama nirvana. [laughter] the first day of the wall street occupation set forth upon this continent a new revolutionary nation. [applause] >> in addition to its own programming as -- of artist talks, meridian has been a downtown host for san francisco states well-known port trees center. recent luminaries have included david meltzer, steve dixon, and jack hirsch man. >> you can black as out of the press, blog and arrest us, tear gas, mace, and shoot us, as we know very well, you will, but this time we're not turning back. we know you are finished. desperate, near the end. hysterical in your flabbergastlyness. amen. >> after the readings, the crowd headed to a reception upstairs by wandering through the other gallery rooms in the historic home. the third floor is not usually reserved for just parties, however. it is the stage for live performances. ♪
this crucial swing state of colorado where the real clear politics poll average has president obama and mitt romney tied at 47.8%, tied. joining me from denver, we'll discuss the election in the mile-high city, is the progressive journalist david sorota. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> jennifer: why is this race such a dead heat this year? >> i think that people are asking questions about the economy. the economy hasn't been so good. mitt romney after the first debate had a huge surge, and a president in a tough economy, getting reelected against a guy who has shape shifted from the primary to the general election it is always going to be a tough battle. i didn't think it would be this close. i thought president obama would still win by four points he still may, but things sure tightened up after the first debate. >> jennifer: libertarian presidential candidate gary johnson is a factor in colorado. who is he helping and who is he hurting? >> the conversionalism would say that gary johnson would help president obama. but gary johnson should be noted co
of a democratic state, and what were his options anyway? what was he going to do criticize president obama when he responded so well -- >> bill: then obama would say, i guess we'll give that money to connecticut instead. [ laughter ] >> well, of course not, but christie was acting like a governor that made the calculation if there was a way he had to be this was the way. either way it didn't help romney. >> bill: not at all. we just talked to congressman gary peters representing the very district where this chrysler jeep plant is located in toledo and the romney campaign is certainly implying that as a result of the bailout, chrysler's plans are to move the jeep plant to china. gary peters has said it is totally untrue along with a lot of other people. can romney get away with that? >> this has turned into the 11th-hour ad wars but the most interesting has been what is playing out in ohio right now. it's almost not even the bailout it is the notion of job outsourcing to china. >> bill: but if you say that they are planning on moving a plant to china and the head of the co
. there are a number of people who have been blaming this on the global warming. this probably hurts obama a little bit in that it adds to the general feeling that things are amiss in america. the one swing state most affected by this storm, pennsylvania, and if there's one place you could see the effect of hurting the voter turnout, it would be virginia. >> stephanie: why. >> i have been waiting for him to go through puberty for 15 years. it is telling how off his analysis is just looking at the polls that have come out about the president's handling of this. 90% of the american people say he is doing a good job. in terms of climate change he named a few politicians -- >> stephanie: and obama didn't say i'm going to lower the level of the oceans as you recall. it is unbelievable. >> no al gore said the president should have said that and that's what the goal should be. any politician who uses that as a punch line should be punched in the nose. >> stephanie: exactly. bernard goldberg. >> do you think a number of reporters are sort of wishing at some level that the hurricane had
are overwhelming -- in states where obama is all but certain to win. with huge pluralities. latest poll in new york gives the president a 61-35 advantage over romney. this enormous lead combined with post-storm burden suggests there's markedly less incentive for obama voters to vote. so this is what they're saying about affect the popular vote. it increase the chance obama will lose the popular vote to romney as happened in 2000. split between the popular and the electoral college. he will win the electoral college and the presidency. >> i don't care how we have to win. >> i can breathe now. >> stephanie: it will be worth it just to see the right lose their [ bleep ] that's never happened before. we should be going by the popular vote. hee, hee hee. >> stephanie: let me take a moment to say on al gore's network. [ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah ♪ ] >> stephanie: people in those states may be motivated by what an amazing job the president has done over this to vote and say thank you even if they're in a deep blue state. >>
, israel, and the united states," published in 2007, and has a new book this year called "the single roll of the dice: obama's diplomacy with iran." , both from yale university press. i should say that all these panelists are also quoted in the major media frequently, so that's another thing. i don't mention about each one at a time, but all of them. >> thank you so much. it's a great pleasure being here. i think it's going to be quite an interesting q&a following this. i'm going to cut my talks a little bit short and just go on to some of the most important points and then leave as much as possible for a discussion afterwards. the panel asked what ways have the united states or the g-16 been able to get close to some of its objectives and have effective policies vis-a-vis iran. it's a good question, because it reminds us to ask ourselves, what are the objections? the objections that oftentimes are talked about tends to be microobjectives, very tactical, and we tend to forget the larger strategic picture. if we look at the larger strategic picture, making sure that iran does not get close
. the mandatory budget cuts that threat ton gut the united states military. here is craig. >> our navy is sheryl now than any time since 1917. >> we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of the military changed. >> president obama's sharp rhetort. >> we have aircraft carriers where planes land on them january ships that go under water and nuclear sub marines. >> this attracted most of the attention. the real threat to the military budget is the controversial bill which congress passed and the president signed into law last year to confront the nation's looming $16 trillion debt. the law requires automatic across-the-board cuts on january 2, 2013 that will slash billions from the defense budget. in battleground states like, virginia, where as many as one in four adults work for defense contractors, which build enormous sub marines like the minnesota which is about to be christened these defense cuts could mean as many as 200,000 jobs. it was designed to be so bad we would never get to this point. mike is ceo for huntington ingalls industry. with 37,000 employees in virginia, miss
of the economy. which we have not recovered from to this day. >> host: barack obama, how big of a story that an african-american became president of the united states? >> personally, it did not seen an until i was in the control room when he won i remember standing there thinking he could be president of united states and the significance of the african-american in my lifetime struck me personally. clearly it changed so much in the way we perceive one another, race, as an absolute milestone. now that said, anyone would have be 10 there republican in 2008 given the economy. it is hard to have 12 years of the same party unless you of four more years of the same. with the economy at that point* there was almost notes chance personally. with hillary clinton was nominated she would have been elected. is a momentous occasion. >> host: any insights right now? [laughter] all this time in the newsroom where is it headed? >> i don't know any more than you do. [laughter] >> i think it is 50/50 country and it is a mistake to predict one way or the other. almost apart from the candidates there is th
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